Veterinary Surgeon

Shield Vets, Hedge End Veterinary Centre
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Up to £63,000 depending on experience.

Posted on 18/12/2023

Veterinary Surgeon
Hedge End Veterinary Health Centre
The salary for this role is up to £63,000 depending on experience. 
Welcome bonus available
Relocation package available 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join us at our Hedge End Veterinary Health Centre, you will be working on various caseloads whilst utilising your medical and surgical skills. There is scope to develop your own interests and we pride ourselves on continuity of care for our clients, there are some great learning opportunities with full support from experienced and enthusiastic vets and nurses. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality clinical care to all pets, providing an outstanding client experience and help to create and maintain an efficient clinic.

We are looking for a qualified Veterinary Surgeon to work full or part time with us. You will be required to work 2:5 Saturday mornings but there is no out of hours work. 

Who we are 

Our Hedge End branch is between Portsmouth and Southampton and is well equipped with ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography and Idexx laboratory machines (Catalyst and Procyte) and we have two consulting rooms as well as a dedicated theatre. We have a sister branch in Bishops Waltham and we work as a team across both branches.

However, the best thing about our clinic is not our equipment, it is our fantastic team, our veterinary surgeon team consists of clinicians from 3 years qualified to 36 years qualified, a superb nursing team and a great team of support staff. 
If you like walking and cycling, there is no place better than the New Forest, more into paddle-boarding? We have excellent rivers to do so and the ocean! 

Because our employee’s matter 

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance 
  • 6.6 weeks / days annual leave  
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service 
  • Your birthday as a paid day off 

  • Private medical insurance 
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay 
  • Cycle to Work scheme 
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing 
  • Non-accidental injury support 

  • £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata  
  • Certificate support  
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy  
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider 
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding 
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund 
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme  
  • Quality Improvement Programme 

Professional Memberships 
  • BVA membership 
  • VDS cover 

  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers 
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer  
  • Discounted staff pet care 

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. 
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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Bartosz Piasecki from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Shield Vets, Hedge End Veterinary Centre

38 Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EH, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal